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close this bookTeacher Training: a Reference Manual (Peace Corps, 1986, 176 p.)
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Informal collaborative activities

Though informal activities often do not receive official recognition, they can prove to be the most effective of all collaborative activities. Because most people "don't care how much you know until they know how much you care," personal contacts and friendships can make A much deeper impact on your colleagues than the most prestigious of projects. Activities ranging from parties and socials to weekly lunches, from English clubs to study groups can serve the dual purpose of sharing information and generating good will. Such activities also expand your knowledge of the community and base of potential collaborators who can be tapped for future activities. Most importantly, informal activities will enable you to get to know local people on a personal level which can develop into lifelong friendships -- probably the most meaningful and long-lasting product of your work as a Volunteer.